Castform (Japanese: ポワルン Powarun) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III. Its body and type changes with the weather; sunny, rain, hail, and its normal form.

Biology

Physiology

Castform is one of few human-made "artificial" Pokémon. It was created on purpose by the researchers of the Weather Institute in the Hoenn region as an experiment in weather forecast and manipulation. Castform's main color is a cloudy white. Around its eyes is white and in the shape of a mask. Castform is able to change forms according to the weather. It has a rain, sun and snow form. The rest of its body is a plain gray color.

Special abilities

Castform's cellular structure is closely related to the weather conditions, meaning that Castform can both affect and be affected by the weather. Depending on the current weather and climate, Castform's emotions and even body are altered. In this way, Castform tries to adapt itself to multiple environments.

This extraordinary trait is referenced in the video games through the Forecast ability, which changes Castform's type and appearance depending on the weather. In weather not particularly extreme, Castform's type is normal and its appearance is as described above.

  • In intense sunlight (induced by the Sunny Day move or the Drought ability) Castform becomes a Fire type. Its head turns red, its eye markings become yellow and its head is enclosed in a translucent orange orb adorned with smaller orange orbs, giving the impression of a stylized sun. Its lower body becomes larger and paler, like a puffy white cloud. Its skin glows bright and dries up, becoming extremely hot to the touch.
  • In torrential rain (caused by the Rain Dance move or the Drizzle ability) Castform becomes a Water-type. Its head turns dark blue, its eye markings become a lighter blue and its head is enclosed in a blue raindrop shaped structure. Its lower body grows and darkens, reminiscent of a storm cloud. Its body is extremely slippery and soft, while seeping in water when its body becomes tight and compact.
  • In hail fall (brought about by the Hail move or the ability Snow Warning) Castform changes into an Ice type. Its head turns violet, its eye markings become a lighter violet and its head is enclosed in a complex emerald-colored structure that is meant to represent a snow cloud. Its body becomes frozen solid and reaches temperatures up to 23 degrees Fahrenheit.

Evolution

Castform does not evolve.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ruby and Sapphire Weather Institute or breed Castform. One
FireRed and LeafGreen Trade None
Emerald Weather Institute One
Diamond and Pearl Trophy Garden Rare
Platinum Trophy Garden Rare
HeartGold and SoulSilver Transfer from Pokéwalker None
Black and White Trade None
X and Y Transfer None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Weather Institute One


Pokédex entries

  • Ruby

    Castform's appearance changes with the weather. This Pokémon gained the ability to use the vast power of nature to protect its tiny body.

  • Sapphire

    Castform borrows the power of nature to transform itself into guises of the sun, rain clouds, and snow clouds. This Pokémon's feelings change with the weather.

  • FireRed

    It has the ability to change its form into the sun, the rain, or a snow cloud, depending on the weather.

  • LeafGreen

    It has the ability to change its form into the sun, the rain, or a snow cloud, depending on the weather.

  • Emerald

    It alters its form depending on the weather. Changes in the climate such as the temperature and humidity appear to affect its cellular structure.

  • Diamond

    Its appearance changes with the weather. Recently, its molecules were found to be just like water.

  • Pearl

    Its appearance changes with the weather. Recently, its molecules were found to be just like water.

  • Platinum

    Its appearance changes with the weather. Recently, its molecules were found to be just like water.

  • HeartGold

    This Pokémon can change its cells, taking different forms based on the temperature and humidity.

  • SoulSilver

    This Pokémon can change its cells, taking different forms based on the temperature and humidity.

  • Black

    Its appearance changes with the weather. Recently, its molecules were found to be just like water.

  • White

    Its appearance changes with the weather. Recently, its molecules were found to be just like water.

  • Black 2

    Temperature and weather affect its cellular structure, so this Pokémon changes form according to the weather.

  • White 2

    Temperature and weather affect its cellular structure, so this Pokémon changes form according to the weather.

  • X

    This Pokémon can change its cells, taking different forms based on the temperature and humidity.

  • Y

    It has the ability to change its form into the sun, the rain, or a snow cloud, depending on the weather.

  • Omega Ruby

    Castform’s appearance changes with the weather. This Pokémon gained the ability to use the vast power of nature to protect its tiny body.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    Castform borrows the power of nature to transform itself into the guises of the sun, rain, and snow-clouds. This Pokémon’s feelings change with the weather.

  • Sun

    Normal: It changes its form depending on the weather. Changes in the temperature or humidity appear to affect its cellular structure.
    Sunny Form: This is the form Castform takes on the brightest of days. Its skin is unexpectedly hot to the touch, so approach with care.
    Rainy Form: This is the form Castform takes when soaked with rain. When its body is compressed, water will seep out as if from a sponge.
    Snowy Form: This is the form Castform takes when covered in snow. Its body becomes an ice-like material with a temperature near 23 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Moon

    Normal: Its form changes on its own, due to its cells' sensitive reactions to temperature and humidity.
    Sunny Form: This is Castform's form when basking in fair weather. Its body is warm and toasty.
    Rainy Form: This is Castform's form during a downpour of rain. Its body retains moisture and gets slippery.
    Snowy Form: This is Castform's form when caught in a hailstorm. Its cold skin is as smooth as ice.

  • Ultra Sun

    Normal: Although its form changes with the weather, that is apparently the result of a chemical reaction and not the result of its own free will.
    Sunny Form: This is the form Castform takes on bright days. In an experiment where Castform was placed in front of a heater, it didn’t change to this form.
    Rainy Form: Castform changes to this form when rain hits it. Its body is soft and slightly swollen with water.
    Snowy Form: This is the form Castform takes when hit by hail. In an experiment where it was placed in a freezer, it didn’t change to this form.

  • Ultra Moon

    Normal: Its form changes depending on the weather. The rougher conditions get, the rougher Castform’s disposition becomes.
    Sunny Form: Castform changes to this form when it basks in bright sunlight. When you touch its glowing skin, it feels all dried out.
    Rainy Form: This is Castform’s form when pelted by rain. In an experiment where it was placed in a shower, this Pokémon didn’t change to this form.
    Snowy Form: This is Castform’s form when caught in a hailstorm. Its whole body is chilled, and its skin is partially frozen.


Stats

Castform's Stats
HP
70
Attack
70
Defense
70
Sp. Atk
70
Sp. Def
70
Speed
70
Total
420

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
10 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special
10 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
10 Powder Snow 40 100% 25 Ice Special
15 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
20 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
20 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
20 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
25 Weather Ball 50 100% 10 Normal Special
35 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special
35 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
35 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
45 Hurricane 110 70% 10 Flying Special
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LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1XY
1ORAS
Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
10XY
10ORAS
Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special Cute 4 0 ♥
10XY
10ORAS
Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special Cute 4 0 ♥
10XY
10ORAS
Powder Snow 40 100% 25 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
15XY
15ORAS
Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
20XY
20ORAS
Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
20XY
20ORAS
Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
20XY
20ORAS
Hail —% 10 Ice Status Beautiful 2 1 ♥
30XY
25ORAS
Weather Ball 50 100% 10 Normal Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
40XY
35ORAS
Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
40XY
35ORAS
Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
40XY
35ORAS
Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Beautiful 1 3 ♥
N/AXY
45ORAS
Hurricane 110 70% 10 Flying Special Tough 2 1 ♥
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LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1BW
1B2W2
Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
10BW
10B2W2
Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special
10BW
10B2W2
Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
10BW
10B2W2
Powder Snow 40 100% 25 Ice Special
20BW
15B2W2
Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
30BW
20B2W2
Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
30BW
20B2W2
Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
30BW
20B2W2
Hail —% 10 Ice Status
40BW
30B2W2
Weather Ball 50 100% 10 Normal Special
50BW
40B2W2
Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 Water Special
50BW
40B2W2
Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
50BW
40B2W2
Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
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LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Physical Tough 3
10 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special Cute 3
10 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special Beauty 3
10 Powder Snow 40 100% 25 Ice Special Beauty 3
20 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
20 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
20 Hail —% 5 Ice Status Beauty 2
30 Weather Ball 50 100% 10 Normal Special Smart 2
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LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
10 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Cute 4 0 ♥
10 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
10 Powder Snow 40 100% 25 Ice Beauty 4 0 ♥
20 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Tough 1 0 ♥
20 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
20 Hail —% 10 Ice Beauty 1 3 ♥
30 Weather Ball 50 100% 10 Normal Smart 4 0 ♥
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TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
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TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Beautiful 2 1 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Beautiful 1 3 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 3 0 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special Tough 2 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 1 3 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
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TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM83 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
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TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Beauty 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Beauty 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 10 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 1
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 2
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Smart 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 0
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special Beauty 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM72 Avalanche 60 100% 10 Ice Physical Cool 2
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 2
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Smart 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
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TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Beauty 2 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Beauty 1 3 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Beauty 2 1 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Tough 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Cool 4 0 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Cool 2 2 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Smart 3 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Cool 2 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Tough 3 0 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Tough 1 0 ♥
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Beauty 3 0 ♥
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Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Amnesia Slugma, Magcargo, Gulpin, Swalot, Drifloon, Drifblim —% 20 Psychic Status
Clear Smog Koffing, Weezing, Slugma, Magcargo 50 —% 15 Poison Special
Cosmic Power Clefairy —% 20 Psychic Status
Disable Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Grimer, Grimer, Muk, Muk, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Yamask, Cofagrigus 100% 20 Normal Status
Future Sight Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Gallade, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Solosis, Duosion, Reuniclus 120 100% 10 Psychic Special
Guard Swap * Mawile —% 10 Psychic Status
Hex Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Misdreavus, Mismagius, Shuppet, Banette, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Drifloon, Drifblim, Yamask, Cofagrigus, Frillish, Jellicent, Litwick, Lampent, Chandelure 65 100% 10 Ghost Special
Lucky Chant Clefairy, Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Gallade, Cherubi, Cherrim, Mismagius —% 30 Normal Status
Ominous Wind Drifloon, Drifblim, Spiritomb, Yamask, Cofagrigus, Frillish, Jellicent 60 100% 5 Ghost Special
Reflect Type * Stunfisk —% 15 Normal Status

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* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Amnesia Slugma, Magcargo, Gulpin, Swalot, Drifloon, Drifblim —% 20 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
Clear Smog Koffing, Weezing, Slugma, Magcargo 50 —% 15 Poison Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Cosmic Power Clefairy —% 20 Psychic Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
Disable Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Grimer, Muk, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Yamask, Cofagrigus 100% 20 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Future Sight Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Gallade, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Solosis, Duosion, Reuniclus 120 100% 10 Psychic Special Clever 2 0 ♥
Guard Swap * Mawile —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Hex Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Misdreavus, Mismagius, Shuppet, Banette, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Drifloon, Drifblim, Yamask, Cofagrigus, Frillish, Jellicent, Litwick, Lampent, Chandelure 65 100% 10 Ghost Special Clever 2 1 ♥
Lucky Chant Clefairy, Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Gallade, Cherubi, Cherrim, Mismagius —% 30 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
Ominous Wind Drifloon, Drifblim, Spiritomb, Yamask, Cofagrigus, Frillish, Jellicent 60 100% 5 Ghost Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
Reflect Type * Stunfisk —% 15 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥

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* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Amnesia Slugma, Magcargo, Gulpin, Swalot —% 20 Psychic Status
Clear Smog Koffing, Weezing 50 —% 15 Poison Special
Disable Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Grimer, Muk, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Yamask, Cofagrigus 100% 20 Normal Status
Hex Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Misdreavus, Mismagius, Shuppet, Banette, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Drifloon, Drifblim, Yamask, Cofagrigus, Frillish, Jellicent, Litwick, Lampent, Chandelure 50 100% 10 Ghost Special
Future Sight Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Gallade, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Solosis, Duosion, Reuniclus 100 100% 10 Psychic Special
Lucky Chant Clefairy, Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Gallade, Cherubi, Cherrim, Mismagius —% 30 Normal Status
Ominous Wind Drifloon, Drifblim, Spiritomb, Yamask, Cofagrigus, Frillish, Jellicent 60 100% 5 Ghost Special

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation IV
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Amnesia Slugma, Magcargo, Gulpin, Swalot —% 20 Psychic Status Cute 0
Disable Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Grimer, Muk, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir 80% 20 Normal Status Smart 2
Future Sight Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir 80 90% 15 Psychic Special Smart 2
Lucky Chant Clefairy, Clefable, Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Cherubi, Cherrim, Mismagius —% 30 Normal Status Cute 2
Psych Up * Togetic, Togekiss, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Misdreavus, Skitty, Delcatty, Mawile —% 10 Normal Status Smart 0
Ominous Wind Drifloon, Drifblim, Spiritomb 60 100% 5 Ghost Special Smart 0

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation III
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Future Sight Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Duskull, Dusclops 80 90% 15 Psychic Smart 3 0 ♥
Psych Up * Togetic, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Misdreavus, Skitty, Delcatty, Mawile —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Defog USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Last Resort USUM 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Tailwind USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Water Pulse USUM 60 100% 20 Water Special
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Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Icy Wind ORAS 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Last Resort ORAS 140 100% 5 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Tailwind ORAS —% 15 Flying Status Cool 3 0 ♥
Water Pulse ORAS 60 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
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Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Icy Wind B2W2 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Last Resort B2W2 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Tailwind B2W2 —% 30 Flying Status
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Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Icy Wind HGSSPt 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beauty 2
Last Resort HGSSPt 130 100% 5 Normal Physical Cute 0
Ominous Wind HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Ghost Special Smart 0
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
Tailwind HGSS —% 30 Flying Status Smart 2
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Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam FRLGEXD 85 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
Defense Curl E —% 40 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Icy Wind EXD 55 95% 15 Ice Beauty 1 3 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Psych Up E —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Swift E 60 —% 20 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
Thunder Wave FRLGEXD 100% 20 Electric Cool 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

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Appearances

Anime

Castform was featured in Unfair-Weather Friends, in which operatives of both Team Aqua and Team Magma attacked the Weather Institute trying to steal data on Kyogre or Groudon, as well as weather-changing technology. This also happens in Generation III games RSE, when you go to the institute.

Trivia

  • Not including Mega Evolution and Alolan variations, Castform is the first Pokémon in the Pokédex order to have alternate forms.
  • In the main games, Castform does not appear Shiny in its alternate forms. However, in Pokémon HOME, it's alternate forms have Shiny colorations.

Origin

Castform is based on a cloud although it borrows elements from the teru teru bōzu, a Japanese paper doll that is said to bring good weather. In addition, Castform also resembles a water molecule since its entire body is made out of water.

Etymology

Castform might be a mix of "forecast" and "formation".

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See also

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